QA Analyst

Contract W2, 12 Months
$50 - $56
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities

Develop and support application testing strategies, create test plans and test scripts. Lead and coordinate quality assurance and testing activities in support of ERCOT projects with business testers. Perform system, regression and functional testing. Create testing timelines for projects, including milestones, and provide daily updates to the project team of progress against timeline. Create reports and dashboards on defect metrics and testing progress using test management tool (Micro Focus Quality Center, ALM).

Essential Job Duties

  • Coordinate functional, technical and vendor resources in testing efforts to ensure testing process and procedure are followed.
  • Develop test strategy, test plan and communicate strategy to relevant disciplines/stakeholders clearly and appropriately
  • Develop and modify test scenarios and test scripts
  • Perform system, regression and functional testing
  • Perform day-to-day coordination of testing activities
  • Review test scripts to ensure appropriate tests are created and executed correctly to verify requirements
  • Manage testing effort and defects though defect lifecycle
  • Create testing progress reports, dashboard and test coverage using test management tool QC (ALM)
  • Develop and promote quality testing practices
  • Ensure that testing is completed to agreed standards and that business and operational acceptance criteria are met
  • Liaise with other management and IT disciplines to ensure project testing objectives are met
  • Report to management on testing and quality requirements/activities in order to identify any deviations from plan and to carry out any necessary corrective action
  • Supports test data requests
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, perform tasks assigned by the supervisor and manager

Job Competencies

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Time and Process Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Written and Verbal Communication


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Systems or related field or eight years applicable experience is required

Work Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible experience in Software system and application testing
  • 3+ years of managing and coordinating system and application testing
  • Minimum of 5 years with Micro Focus Quality Center (ALM)
  • Minimum of 2 years with data validation
  • Demonstrable experience of creating quality assurance artifacts to include test plans, test scripts and test reporting
  • Experience using PL/SQL for data validation
  • Experience with Siebel application testing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior computer skills including common business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Word and Access



Preston-Hunter, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Preston-Hunter, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Preston-Hunter, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, qualified disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. Preston-Hunter, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. In the event you feel you have been harassed or discriminated against, immediately report the issue to Preston-Hunter, Inc. Human Resources. Preston-Hunter, Inc. encourages applicants of all ages, excepting for minors. 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document, I-9 Form, upon hire. Preston-Hunter, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Preston-Hunter, Inc. is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Preston-Hunter, Inc. can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Preston-Hunter, Inc. can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
At this time, Preston-Hunter, Inc. does not sponsor work Visa’s, and all candidates must be eligible to be a W-2 employee working through Preston-Hunter, Inc. All offers of employment, if any, are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of the individual’s right to work in the United States, as required by law.

Dice Id : 90907130
Position Id : 6755850
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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